Editorial: A lesson learned - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

opinion

Editorial: A lesson learned

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Last week, longtime Jefferson County area representative, Patricia Todd insinuated that Governor Ivey was gay. She tweeted, “Will someone out her for God’s sake. I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became governor. I am sick of closeted elected officials,”

Gov. Kay Ivey was quick to address this and deny Todd’s claims.

For these actions, I say shame on you Todd.  As a person who is gay you of all people should respect that coming out is a personal decision. Outing someone who is gay is wrong. I have a relative who battled with the decision to come out for years for fear of retribution. His struggle led to an attempt to take his own life. This is not an unusual case. That is why the decision should be made by the person and not by someone else. In this case, fortunately, that story finishes on a happy note.

Patricia Todd has stated she regrets the tweet, but would not apologize for posting it. However, she might apologize for how it was framed. She should have just apologized. Because of this tweet, her job offer as the new director of One Orlando Alliance an LGBT coalition group said they lost their trust in Todd’s ability to lead their organization. I sense Ms. Todd now knows that outing someone is wrong and going forward she will respect the right of all to come out on their own. 

Copyright 2018 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • opinion

    Guest Editorial: Support MPS

    Guest Editorial: Support MPS

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:01:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    By now, you’ve heard about the recent Advance ED report regarding Montgomery Public Schools. 

    More >>

    By now, you’ve heard about the recent Advance ED report regarding Montgomery Public Schools. 

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: The race is on

    Editorial: The race is on

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:46:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    News 8 in Hartford Connecticut presented a story about Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood and how they dominated the competition at Connecticut’s girls track and field state championships.   

    More >>

    News 8 in Hartford Connecticut presented a story about Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood and how they dominated the competition at Connecticut’s girls track and field state championships.   

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: MPS, we are this close!

    Editorial: MPS, we are this close!

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-06-12 14:59:26 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Montgomery took a dramatic step forward last Tuesday in letting the children and teachers of our public-school system know that help is on the way. 

    More >>

    Montgomery took a dramatic step forward last Tuesday in letting the children and teachers of our public-school system know that help is on the way. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly